Everest Base Camp

From £848 for 15 days
Trip Overview
Take on the adventure of a lifetime trekking in Nepal to reach Everest Base Camp. First conquered by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953, Everest has traditionally been the ultimate goal for mountaineers. Today hard-core trekkers seek the challenge of reaching the mountaineer's Base Camp. Flying in to Lukla, explore the mountains and valleys around the towering peak, rest in Nepalese teahouses, learn about the traditions and cultures of the famous Sherpa and spend time in exotic Kathmandu. ALTERNATE ITINERARY: In case of weather conditions leading to cancellations or delays in flights, this trip will operate on an alternate itinerary. Please see Day 1 of the itinerary for more details.
Essential Info
Starts: Kathmandu
Ends: Depart
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Walking
Trip Code: IHNXE
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Nepal
What's Included

Meals

No meals included

Transport

Private vehicle,Plane

Accommodation

Guesthouse (2 nights),Teahouse (12 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   - Help Nepal get back on its feet by retuning to the country, and discover how Kathmandu still remains a legendary destination while the post earthquake rebuilding continues

•   - Explore timeless Kathmandu

•   - View the mighty Himalaya Mountain range on the flight to Lukla.

•   -Trek to Everest Base Camp, from where mountaineering climbs of the worlds highest peak begin.

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Direction
Price GBP
Availability
21st October 2017
4th November 2017
Kathmandu - Depart
£1,265pp 
Fully Booked
23rd October 2017
6th November 2017
Kathmandu - Depart
£1,170pp 
Fully Booked
25th October 2017
8th November 2017
Kathmandu - Depart
£1,215pp 
Fully Booked
28th October 2017
11th November 2017
Kathmandu - Depart
£1,275pp 
G
1 spaces
30th October 2017
13th November 2017
Kathmandu - Depart
£1,170pp 
G
Good
1st November 2017
15th November 2017
Kathmandu - Depart
£1,215pp £1,033pp
G
Good
4th November 2017
18th November 2017
Kathmandu - Depart
£1,265pp 
G
4 spaces
8th November 2017
22nd November 2017
Kathmandu - Depart
£1,175pp 
G
Good
11th November 2017
25th November 2017
Kathmandu - Depart
£1,130pp 
G
Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Namaste! Welcome to Nepal. Please arrive by 2pm on Day 1 as we will have an important group briefing. Your leader will leave a note at reception telling you where and when this important meeting will take place. Please ask a member of reception for this information. Kathmandu, the colourful capital of Nepal, is a fascinating blend of traditional architecture and symbols of the 20th Century. Its rich artistic and cultural heritage is evident where ornately carved balconies mingle with beautiful shrines and temples. If you arrive early we recommend you check out Durbar Square with it's temples, markets and busy atmosphere. It is also worth the climb to visit the Swayambhunath - the 'monkey temple'. Explore the network of street markets and alley bazaars and Pashupatinath. For those with a few extra days in Kathmandu, the neighbouring towns of Patan and Bhaktapur are well worth a visit. ALTERNATIVE ITINERARY DUE TO FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS: Weather conditions in the Himalayas can change rapidly, which frequently results in the need for changes to be made to our intended itineraries. Flights throughout Nepal, particularly in high mountain areas, can be delayed or cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are particularly prone to these delays which has the potential to vary the itinerary of all departures in the Everest region. Our contingency plans in case of bad weather preventing the fixed wing aircraft flight from Kathmandu to Lukla are as follows: Day 2 - We will attempt to board our booked fixed wing flight as per the itinerary. If this flight is cancelled we will return to our hotel in Kathmandu for an additional night. Day 3 - We will again attempt to board our booked fixed wing flight. If this flight is cancelled but helicopters are available and permitted to fly to Lukla we will use our best endeavours to charter a helicopter to transport the group. Travellers will need to use their emergency fund to cover the cost of this chartered helicopter. The exact cost will depend on how many travellers are in your group and could be up to US$500. If we reach Lukla on Day 3 by either fixed wing aircraft or helicopter we will then follow the same itinerary to Everest Base Camp, but descend over one less day in order to take our return flight from Lukla on Day 14. Day 4 - If no flights (either plane or helicopter) are possible on the morning of Day 3, then on Day 4 we will travel by road to Phaplu (approximately 9 hours drive by private vehicle) and then trek to Tengboche on the Everest Base Camp route, via Lukla. While we will not be able to reach Base Camp itself on this altered itinerary our travellers have still found it a highly enjoyable trek with superb views of the Everest ranges including Everest itself. We also advise allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions.
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